Harris Academy Greenwich

The Harris Academy Greenwich is the second school in the London PSBP batch following Stratford School Academy.

Located in Eltham, the academy sits on an expansive and generous site. The project has enabled an increase in the Academy cohort to 1,150 pupils including a 6th form. It is now housed in a new main teaching and administrations building, with three existing pavilions retained and refurbished.

The Academy had previously occupied a 7-storey 1950s tower building which was retained through construction (and subsequently demolished) allowing the Academy to operate fully throughout the build and refurbishment.

Click on this link to see a video of the facilities in use.

Efficient layout

The new main building forms a superblock with clear efficient circulation in a figure of eight around an external courtyard and triple height assembly hall space. The teaching spaces are located in departments with art and DT at ground floor alongside the dining hall and large spaces. General teaching and music is on the first floor, with science and ICT comprising the top floor.

Robust materials

Clad in insulated metal panels over a buff-brick base, the robust efficient new building reduces the height of buildings on site whilst improving the educational possibilities for the school.

The new building makes you want to put more effort in, respect it and become a better student.
Frankie, Year 11 Student

Our Team

  • Joanna Billings
  • Jayne Bird
  • Andrew Gowing
  • Tom Guy
  • Sandra Toledano
  • Ronan White

Project Team

  • Client: EFA (Education Funding Agency)
  • Project Manager: BAM
  • Cost Consultant: BAM
  • Structural Engineer: Watermans
  • Services Engineer: Hoare Lea
  • FF&E Consultant: BAM Design
  • Landscape Architect: Nicholas Hare Architects
  • Fire Engineer: Hoare Lea
  • Acoustician: SRL
  • Contractor: BAM
  • Photography: Alan Williams